Raeesabbas Mohamed

Raees co-founded RM Warner on the principle of representing entrepreneurs with personalized service through the life cycles of their ventures. Clients seek Raees for representation in a variety of complex legal matters, including Internet, corporate, regulatory, and technology legal issues. His clients commonly include serial entrepreneurs, e-commerce ventures, tech and IoT (Internet of Things) start-ups, SaaS providers, licensed professionals (healthcare, financial, legal), social media and marketing experts, influencers, and Internet entrepreneurs. Raees has managed significant litigation and transactional practices for over 9 years, adding a unique, holistic perspective when counseling his 900+ client roster.

Experience

Raees was lead counsel in negotiating licensing rights with a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company, and in a cutting-edge IoT (Internet of Things) licensing transaction that is revolutionizing low-cost tracking solutions. He has also led a series of portfolio acquisitions, and counseled a web-based client who made a nine-figure exit. In litigation matters, Raees was co-chair of a harassment lawsuit against a $2 billion utility company, obtaining a six-figure judgment at trial. Clients often turn to Raees for complex, high-risk partnership disputes and internal governance issues. Raees Mohamed routinely litigates complex Internet defamation cases nationally, and has litigated in Arizona, California, Nevada, New York, Illinois, Georgia, and Oklahoma. His defamation/cyber harassment practice touches novel issues relating to the blurry-line that separates free speech from Internet harassment and defamation.

Law Professor

Raees is also an adjunct professor of law in the acclaimed Innovation Advancement Program legal clinic at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix. There, he teaches law students how to counsel local entrepreneurs as Rule 38 certified student-practioners. Raees believes the push for the advancement of innovation and a culture of entrepreneurship should come from academic institutions.

Law School Experience

During law school, Raees held several distinguished internships. As an intern in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, he provided legal support to several State agencies, including the Department of Mental Health, Department of Education, Department of Real Estate, and Department of Financial Institutions.

Raees drafted opinions on legal issues relating to mental health patients, civil commitment, and sexually violent persons for the Health Section, as well as curriculum alignment and misappropriation for the Education Section. At the Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section, Raees assisted attorney generals to enforce and settle major consumer fraud actions and banking investigations. Raees was also an intern in the Phoenix office of a top 10 (by size) U.S. law firm, supporting both, litigation and transactional practice groups.

More About Raees…

Beyond practicing law, Raees is an avid artist, painting in various mediums, and enjoys composing music on bass and electric guitar. He also is a dark chocolate and coffee connoisseur.

Education:

W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University

Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Minor in Communications, Certificate of International Business 2003

Magna Cum Laude

Dean’s List Distinction

Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University Juris Doctorate, and Certificate in Law, Science and Technology 2009

Pedrick Scholar Award

Berch Scholar Award

Maricopa County Bar Association Scholarship Award

East Valley Bar Association Scholarship Award

Minority Bar Association Scholarship Award

Practice Areas:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Defamation / Cyber Harassment
  • Section 230 of the CDA
  • Free Speech
  • Internet and Privacy Regulations
  • eCommerce
  • eSports
  • Software Licensing
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Start-ups / Formation
  • FTC and FDA Compliance
  • HIPAA / COPPA
  • Copyright / DMCA
  • Trademark / Lanham Act / Unfair Competition
  • VoIP Regulations
  • Consumer Fraud / Business Opportunities Regulation
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Licensure/Bar Admissions:

STATE:

Arizona, 2009

FEDERAL:

United States District Court, District of Arizona, 2009

United States Bankruptcy Court

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